By Christine Todd Whitman
April 18, 2013

I was extremely disappointed to see the gun legislation voted down in the Senate on Wednesday. When 90% of Americans support a piece of legislation that is then voted down by the Congress, something in our democracy is broken. How can we stand by and let a lobbying group thwart the will of a majority of Americans? It can only happen when the majority sits back and assumes commonsense will prevail. Perhaps this will be the wake up call that people need – we cannot continue to allow our government to be controlled by a few. We must start to demand policy over politics and the only way to do that is to show up at the polls.

I agree wholeheartedly with what Gabrielle Giffords bravely wrote in the New York Times on Wednesday. May people heed her call and show our representatives that we will not stand idly by while they worry more about re-election than protecting our children.